19th Jul2019

‘Stuber’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Steve Howey, Mira Sorvino, Karen Gillan | Written by Tripper Clancy | Directed by Michael Dowse Stuber, directed by Michael Dowse, stars the oddball pairing of Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista as Stu and Vic Manning. Bautista’s Manning is on the verge […]

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12th Jul2019

‘Stuber’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Steve Howey, Mira Sorvino, Karen Gillan | Written by Tripper Clancy | Directed by Michael Dowse Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani star as a burly cop and his reluctant Uber driver in this action comedy from the director of Goon. Sadly, despite […]

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09th Jul2019

‘Triple Threat’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tony Jaa, Tiger Hu Chen, Iko Uwais, Scott Adkins, Celina Jade, Michael Jai White, Michael Bisping, JeeJa Yanin, Dominiquie Vandenberg, Ron Smoorenburg, Monica Siu-Kei Mok | Written by Joey O’Bryan, Fangjin Song, Paul Staheli | Directed by Jesse V. Johnson Growing up action movies were, for me, second only to horror flicks as my go […]

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15th Mar2019

First look at Dave Bautista action-comedy ‘Stuber’

by Phil Wheat

Directed by Michael Dowse (Take Me Home Tonight, Goon), action-comedy Stuber stars Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista, alongside Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino and Karen Gillan, in a tale of cops, Uber drivers and the crooks they chase down… When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) picks up […]

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18th Sep2018

‘Mile 22′ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, John Malkovich, Sam Medina | Written by Lea Carpenter | Directed by Peter Berg Remember Sabotage, David Ayer’s dodgy DEA task force action thriller from 2014? Probably not, but Peter Berg’s fourth collaboration with muse Mark Wahlberg may jog your memory, with its similarly diverse elite squad (a […]

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10th Jan2018

‘Beyond Skyline’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic, Jonny Weston, Iko Uwais, Callan Mulvey, Betty Gabriel, Antonio Fargas, Lindsey Morgan | Written and Directed by Liam O’Donnell Los Angeles Detective Mark Corley (Frank Grillo) thought bailing out his eighteen-year-old son, Trent (Jonny Weston), was the worst part of his day. But on the ride home, the skies above […]

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05th Jun2017

Competition: Win ‘Headshot’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

Headshot comes to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download Monday 5th June. Win a copy on DVD courtesy of Arrow Films. A full tilt, all out revenge thriller, about an amnesiac in a race against time to piece back his identity before a crime lord executes the only person he can trust. Packed to the gills […]

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05th May2017

‘Headshot’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Iko Uwais, Chelsea Islan, Sunny Pang, Very Tri Yulisman, Julie Estelle, Ario Bayu, Yayu A.W. Unru, Zack Lee | Written by Timo Tjahjanto | Directed by Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto Following the standard set by a certain punchy tower-block inhabiting modern classic, any Indonesian action movie is going to have their work cut out […]

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09th Feb2017

New UK poster for Iko Uwais actioner ‘Headshot’

by Phil Wheat

Acclaimed Indonesian genre directors Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel, aka The Mo Brothers (Macabre, The ABCs of Death), have enlisted the brilliant Iko Uwais, star of Gareth Evan’s incredible The Raid films, for their latest film, Headshot. Which features Uwais as Ishmael, a man with a bullet lodged near his brain and a special set […]

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30th Jan2017

Iko Uwais & The Mo Brothers give the UK a ‘Headshot’

by Phil Wheat

Acclaimed Indonesian genre directors Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel, aka The Mo Brothers (Macabre, The ABCs of Death), have enlisted the brilliant Iko Uwais, star of Gareth Evan’s incredible The Raid films, for their latest film, Headshot. Which features Uwais as Ishmael, a man with a bullet lodged near his brain and a special set […]

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31st Dec2016

First footage from ‘Beyond Skyline’ (aka Skyline 2)

by Phil Wheat

Beyond Skyline is the forthcoming sequel to the 2010 film Skyline, directed by Liam O’Donnell and starring Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic, Iko Uwais, Callan Mulvey, Yayan Ruhian, Betty Gabriel and Antonio Fargas. Set concurrently with the previous Skyline film but in a different undisclosed location during the worldwide alien invasion, Beyond Skyline sees Mark, a […]

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16th Apr2014

‘The Raid 2: Berandal’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Julie Estelle, Donny Alamsyah, Oka Antara, Alex Abbad, Tio Pakusodewo | Written and Directed by Gareth Evans In 2012 Gareth Evans burst onto the scene with The Raid: Redemption. He took a simple concept and filled it with some of the most engaging and inventive action seen in years. Now […]

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08th Apr2014

Video Interview: Gareth Evans & Iko Uwais talk ‘The Raid 2′

by Phil Wheat

He thought it was over. After fighting his way through a seemingly impenetrable building filled with gangsters and madmen, rookie Jakarta cop Rama (Iko Uwais) thought his mission was done and he could live a normal life. He couldn’t have been more wrong… His brutal and bloody victory has attracted the attention of the top […]

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21st Feb2014

New poster for ‘The Raid 2: Berandal’

by Phil Wheat

Once again written and directed by Gareth Evans, The Raid 2: Berandal picks up right where the first film left off and follows Rama (Iko Uwais) as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force. Designed […]

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25th Sep2013

TIFF 2013 Review: ‘Man of Tai Chi’

by Guest

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Tiger Chen, Karen Mok, Simon Yam, Iko Uwais | Written by Michael G. Cooney | Directed by Keanu Reeves Review by Scott Clark of The People’s Movies At one point in time many of us owed our teenage years to Keanu Reeves. Not only did the guy become a global star overnight thanks […]

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06th Aug2013

Fight Flick Fortnight: ‘Merantau’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Iko Uwais, Sisca Jessica, Christine Hakim, Mads Koudal | Written and Directed by Gareth Evans Interestingly, although an Indonesian kung-fu film, Merantau was written, directed and edited by Welshman Gareth Evans, a man who should be very proud of his well-made second feature film. Merantau is the name of the journey which must be undertaken by young men in order […]

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